Source: Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization
Long-acting reversible contraceptives, including intrauterine devices and implants are the most effective methods of reversible contraception. These methods have multiple advantages over other reversible methods. Most importantly, once in place, they do not require daily or monthly dosing and their duration of contraceptive action ranges from 3 to 5 years.
Contraceptive effectiveness is the leading characteristic for most women when choosing a method, but they often are not well informed about effectiveness of methods. Because of the serious consequences of ‘‘misinformed choice,’’ counseling should proactively discuss the most effective methods—long-acting reversible contraceptives and permanent methods—using the WHO tiered-effectiveness model.
Leadership and management are both essential elements to developing successful family planning programs. This brief defines common leadership and management traits and provides an overview of how strong leadership and management can improve family planning programs. It also reviews the evidence of the effect of leadership and management strategies on health service outputs and health outcomes and...
A new, ambitious Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health aims to enable all women, children and adolescents to reach their full potential through three sets of goals labelled Survive, Thrive and Transform. Targets have been set to end preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths and to improve the health of women, children and adolescents by 2030. Countries and partners...
FHI 360 has developed and published service delivery tools and job aids for health care providers — practical materials to use when serving clients in clinical or community-based settings. The tools reflect the latest international recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO).
SCREENING CHECKLISTS FOR FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES
FHI 360 has developed a set of five easy-to-use provider...